Moortown Lodge is ideally positioned for business and leisure travellers, just a fifteen minute drive from Bournemouth airport and with excellent transport links to Bournemouth, London, and Southampton. Single occupancy from Sunday to Thursday inclusive is £75 per night with breakfast, including VAT. Double occupancy for a standard room has been reduced to just £82 from Sunday to Thursday inclusive, throughout June (subject to availability). So come and enjoy the forest before the school holidays begin. If you’ve got time, there’s plenty to see and do here in June. (Also book now to avoid disappointment if you want to stay during the Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood on 13th July).
There are over 193,000 acres of unspoilt heath land and ancient woodland across the New Forest, many of which are wonderfully void of tourists during weekdays. With 143 miles of track, you can roam this stunning National Park, experiencing a huge variety of habitats and wildlife along the way.
If you’re feeling energetic, the New Forest offers endless walking routes through vibrant gorse, imposing woodland and across streams. Many of these new forest walks lead to a welcome rustic pub where hearty local produce and a warm welcome will recharges batteries ready for the return walk.
Several organised weekday walks are taking place in June. These include a 2 mile Ecology for Beginners walk with Ecologist Sarah Oakley on 4th June, a Twilight Wander with a ranger to a deer hide on 12th June and Walking the Smuggler’sTrail on 25th June.
Find out more here.
On your bike
If you fancy getting on your bike, The New Forest is a great place to cycle, with sheltered country roads and over 100 miles (160 kilometres) of approved cycle routes, providing plenty of places to explore on your bike. Follow well defined tracks, old railway lines and minor roads for your chosen adventure.
Permitted off road cycle routes are way-marked leading you through glades of ancient woodlands and across open heathlands, to enjoy stunning views and watch the famous New Forest ponies and their foals.
The cycle routes can be as short or as long as you like – ranging from 3 miles to 21 mile routes throughout the New Forest. Moortown Lodge has a secure bike storage area for guests.
View the routes here.
Up your game
With some of the UK’s top golf courses nearby, a stopover at Moortown Lodge gives you the perfect opportunity for some golf practice. Just a ten minute drive away, Moors Valley offers an 18-hole course which extends along the valley of the Moors River, covering a total of 6337 yards and includes four par 5s, ten par 4s and four par 3s.
Under 15 minutes drive away, you’ll find Ferndown Golf Club – an attractive, classic heathland course on a soft turf that provides easy walking. The Club, established in 1913, is ranked amongst the Worlds Top 1000 Golf Courses by Rolex.
And a little further afield, around a 25 minute drive away, Parkstone is one of the best known and finest courses on the South Coast and ranked in the top 120 golf courses in the British Isles by Golf Monthly magazine.
Find out more about Moors Valley Golf Course here.
Find out more about Ferndown Golf Club here.
Find out more about Parkstone Golf Club here.